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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Deborah Peacock

My name is Deborah Peacock and I am the Activities Coordinator at Hundens Park. I am responsible for arranging meaningful activities for all of our residents based upon their likes and interests. My favourite part of my job is sharing fun times with our residents and their families together with staff and visitors. I thoroughly enjoy finding out about the resident’s hobbies/interests so we can share the good times together. Outside of work I have many past times including photography, walking, gardening, travel and wildlife.

Activities at Hundens Park

Our specialist activities staff are committed to organising a mix of activities and events for residents and the local community to get involved in, including trips out to local places of interest in our minibus and visits from entertainers and musicians. It is important to us that each individual who we support can get as much from these as possible, so we try our best to arrange activities that reflect their interests and capabilities as best as possible, and encourage them to participate in any way they can. We also encourage relatives to join with activities and events as often as they can

Life at our home

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10 Years of Service

Sharon Payne, Senior Support Worker on the Darnton Suite, received her 10 year Long Service Award recently. Staff and residents were there to congratulate her and give thanks for her dedication and consistent high standards over the last decade. We hope that Sharon continues as a valued member of the team for many years to come.

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Ukulele Tunes

One resident had expressed a desire to hear a ukulele player and her dream came true when Jacob, our General Manager’s son – who was celebrating his birthday – provided a wonderful selection of songs.

There was singing and dancing and even a short lesson on how to play. We look forward to Jacob's return in the future. 

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Darnton Suite Makeover

The Darnton Suite at Hundens provides care and support for adults living with dementia other mental health conditions, and has recently received a makeover. We brought the outside in, with lots of garden-themed decorations. We used music to make memories and also designed some work-related reminiscence areas for male residents.

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DIY at Hundens

Hundens Park residents spent the day painting and decorating recently. They focused on bringing some colour to the garden; the birds will be very impressed with their new nesting boxes. As everyone was so talented, we decided to paint some lucky horseshoes too, which have pride of place on the pergola to bring luck to anyone who walks under them.   

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Sound Therapy

Diane came to deliver sound therapy to residents at Hundens – and it was a big hit! These sessions were hosted in an effort to improve residents' physical and mental well-being. Many instruments were used, from the biggest gong to the tiniest tuning forks – and we all felt refreshed.

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Four-Legged Friends

Hundens Park residents met another four-legged friend recently when Blondie the pony came to visit. She was all dressed up in red, white and blue for the royal wedding. She even had her nails painted in glitter. We think she’s a good fit for the wedding procession. 

Upcoming events

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Methodist Church Service

Everyone is welcome to join us for a story and hymns. Refreshments will be provided.

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Live Entertainment

Claire Louise, vintage songstress, will be providing an afternoon of entertainment for us.

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PAT Dogs

Come and see our PAT dog!

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